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Paul T. Kidd 3/14/2016
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The Krebs Cycle is a metabolic pathway made up of chemical reactions. One of the earliest established components of cellular metabolism, all breathing organisms could not exist without it. Its outcome, through the oxidation of nutrients, is the production of chemical energy, carried throughout the cell in the form of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). ATP can therefore be considered a molecular unit of currency for energy transfer. The Krebs Cycle is akin to a metabolic clock that first generates, then consumes, then regenerates currency in the form of ATP over time. Crudely expressed: good metabolism will make you constantly rich. By the same token, can intellectual digestion—the kind that demands you shift views and perspectives—make you constantly intellectually rich?
, can intellectual digestion—the kind that demands you shift views and perspectives—make you constantly intellectually rich?
Yes! When one has within one mind both art and, say engineering, one can see the world in a different way from the artist, or the engineer, and there is no communication problem of the kind that can exist between artists and engineers. The communication problem shifts to one of trying to explain your weird view of the world to others, be they artists, engineers, scientist, …